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TCJB's last mod ?

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by TCJBOLDIE, 23 July 2017.

  1. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    I have just had my modified rear suspension lower control arms outer mounting point lowered 2 inches/50 mm and my suspension gurus had to fit an offset bush to the inner mounting points to be able to adjust the toe to the correct setting.

    The car has some built in toe adjustment but there must have been some slight movement when the mod was fabbed up

    This mod is supposed to reduce the tendency of the rear end stepping out suddenly when applying power exiting corners.

    I have had it checked and approved by a government approved engineer who has given me a blue modification plate to install in the engine bay so in the unlikely event that plod may question the roadworthyness I am in the clear.

    I have also advised my insurer and it is noted on my file.
     
    Last edited: 23 July 2017
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Another last mod?
     
  3. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney Torque Master

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    So many "last mods". :rofl:
     
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  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    I think you really mean latest! ;)
     
  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
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    Car:
    JB Starion
    Obi San I think you have nailed it |B :rofl:

    :rofl: I must of contacted Steve's disease .V( :) as the mod bug still seems quite strong and I may get the rear lower control arms fitted with some adjustable Heim joints to dial in some serious camber (2 deg neg) as I have checked the strut tops and if I had a set of adjustable camber plates made only minimal camber change can be made due to limited space :(

    I already have camber and caster plates in the front but need to get the rear done for far better grip and corner speed.

    FYI the driver I know with the log booked race Starion runs -5 deg front and -3 deg rear settings.
     
    Last edited: 16 August 2017
  6. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Well never say never BUT seeing that I managed to break most of the teeth off the pinion shaft gears :eek: have decided to fit a lower diff ratio that will hopefully result in slightly faster times at events as it should help with faster acceleration exiting corners.
     
  7. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    If you haven't seen my other thread then you may not know that I managed to discover that the diff gears from an MK TRITON 2wd ute will fit my "big diff" so I now have a 4.222 ratio installed and have tested the speedo accuracy and it is almost spot on reading 98 @ 100kph on the sat nav.

    That is with tyres with the same rolling diameter as factory stock wheel and tyres BUT with an RX7 turbo gearbox.
     
  8. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Well I can't do any more mods on the car in the pic as the new owner picked it up today and the man cave/garage/shed looks bare so it will get a long overdue clean out ready for the FN2R when I find an unmolested low mile one.
     
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